New Scholarship for White Guys Only

'I felt excluded' from funds, founder says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2011 4:00 PM CST
White guys are people, too.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Texas has a new scholarship for that most flailing of demographic segments: white guys. The fund is the brainchild of an Iraq war veteran who couldn't find money to go back to school—but found plenty for women and other minorities. "I felt excluded," says Colby Bohannon. "If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?"

Bohannon knows he's in for it with people who will claim "we are racists or promoting some bigotry-filled agenda," but he says he's really just trying to give a hand-up to a once-dominant group. To get your hands on his funds, Aol News reports, you have to have at least a 3.0—and be a quarter Caucasian. "My feeling is that if you can say you're 25% Caucasian, you're Caucasian enough for us," says Bohannon.

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